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the united states appears to be. training syrian rebels with. chemical weapons. u.s. diplomats heads right here to russia but the. militarization of the syrian conflict. has a strange palestinian and israeli leaders rush to china's favor with beijing rolling out the red. bloodshed and forces major into the shadows they prefer to give out winning
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a campaign trail in favor. of very good morning to you from all of us here at the mosque zero. twenty four hour worldwide. a bill allowing the u.s. to provide training to syrian rebel factions is now circulating inside the halls of congress at the motion is based on allegations the leadership in damascus has resorted to chemical weapons in the country's long lasting civil war now that is despite u.n. claims it's the rebels who may have deployed illegal agents and the government for the details of our correspondent in washington. washington is inching closer to arming the rebels this monday the chairman of the senate foreign relations
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committee introduced a bill that would provide weapons to quote some vetted groups of syrian rebels the bill would also give the u.s. government the power to sanction any individual who sells or transfers military equipment weapons or oil to the syrian government the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee also said the u.s. must act to tip the scales in favor of the opposition so we see washington trying to decide the outcome of the civil war in syria the idea or i mean the rebels has been floating in washington for a while now last week the u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel said the administration was rethinking its opposition to arming the rebels if the bill comes to the president's desk he may actually sign it into law critics in the meantime say flooding syria with more weapons could only lead to more bloodshed this monday the white house is basically brushed off the latest findings of the u.n. human rights commission wish that the syrian rebels may have used the deadly sarin nerve gas here is a leading u.n.
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investigators saying she was quote stupefied by the evidence during our investigation for crimes against humanity and war crimes. we collect. weakness to steal money that. that made to appear that some chemical weapons were used in particular. in what was. what appear. to our investigation that was used by openings by the rebels and we have no no indication at tool that the government authority of the city government has used chemical weapons that i was ready to be stupefied that. first the first indication we got they were about the use of never been gassed by the opening to that the
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white house said we find it highly likely that chemical weapons if they were in fact used in syria and they are certainly evidence that they were the our side was responsible end of quote so it seems that the white house is dismissive of evidence that could suggest the use of chemical weapons by the rebels by the way after this statement by the u.n. human rights investigator make headlines all over the world the commission issued cautious press release saying it has not reached conclusive findings as to the use of chemical weapons in syria by any parties to the conflict it left many wondering whether the commission was trying to walk back on their own statements on their own findings due to the political sensitivity of the issue and in the meantime joseph shorey the national secretary of the u.s. socialist equality party he believes lawmakers from both sides are determined to push through the motion which would see the syrian rebels armed to the teeth.
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within the political establishment here in the united states the democrats and republicans are basically united on an escalation perhaps divided on how that may be carried out the particular pretext that may be employed but i think it's quite likely that they are going ahead with the allies of the united states in syria on the so-called rebels including you know islamic fundamentalists organizations aligned with al-qaeda and of course the united states as well that you know they officially have criticised. the force of the islamic fundamentalism and syria have in fact been arming them through their allies through saudi arabia and qatar have been funneling weapons to these organizations as part of their effort to keep the assad government this is under conditions in which you have these revelations from the united nations that the central pretext upon which they're basing this that's going to show most of the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government has been
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really exploded. well meanwhile tension is escalating on syria's western border after is ready warplanes bombed targets inside the war torn state last week damascus has reportedly given the go ahead for palestinian groups to carry out an anti israeli operations in the golan heights a missile batteries are also said to have been deployed in the region ready for imminent retaliate in case of a new strike and media reports suggest a special syrian lebanese units are being created to fight israeli aggression in the area author and historian gerald horne he believes the israeli attacks have placed the whole region on the brink of war. their calculation is that true well they have unleashed in syria ultimately we can palestinian resistance of light of the fact that damascus has been a prime supporter of palestinian resistance and allowing attacks on to really target story from the golan heights is
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a small price to pay in that context i'm afraid that we are on the threshold of a regional war keep in mind that hezbollah laws leadership announced just a few days ago that they would not allow the regime to fall in damascus keep in mind as well that both hezbollah and the iranians have issued girly strong warnings to the rebels not to desecrate shia shrines in syria and apparently that is what has happened in the last forty eight to seventy two hours i think that there is a diabolical plot to stoke sectarian conflict as a cover for destabilizing syria then moving on to try to destroy hezbollah law and weaken the islamic republic of iran. well the latest leap of violence in syria comes as the top u.s. diplomat heads to the russian capital but with moscow and washington deeply polarized on any peace plan for the syrian standoff the mission of secretary of state john kerry may become more challenging than ever artie's alexia share skin
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are joining me live with details on this looming visit here in moscow alexi good to see you not impossible to imagine that syria will dominate the talks. well it's kerry's first visit to the russian capital after becoming these day sacred united states and of course he's got a very busy day ahead of him many issues will be discussed in the u.s. russian cooperation with clearly and that's not a secret to anyone that the syrian conflict will dominate the talks that's where washington and moscow have been having very different opinions on how the conflict should be resolved we understand that kerry will be trying to persuade more of that there was a chemical weapons attack by the syrian rebels the fact which never have been proved. adamant that this information has to be proved before making clear cut assumptions as some of the officials in washington are already making also we understand that the israeli strikes will be also discussed and that's where russia
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has been strongly condemning the actions coming from israel or interesting to see what points of conversation kerry and lavrov the russian foreign minister will have on that also we understand that the russian side will also insist that arming syrian rebels will not be a solution to the problem this is something increasingly now being discussed in the united states across the atlantic and russia will reaffirm its position that the only way out of this conflict is a peaceful one at the negotiations table something russia has been insisting all along for many for the many years now and now certainly. the talks between kerry and the russia's top officials will take place during the day and we are expecting a press conference at around three o'clock mosco time of course will be covering it and we'll see whether these talks will bring any conclusion because definitely the relations between moscow and washington are rather strained right now and kerry
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when he became the state secretary said that one of his missions is to mend the current ties between russia and the united states we'll see of course whether this visit his first visit at the state secretary to the russian capital will prove any success in that sense john kerry his debut arrival in moscow today. thank you. the palestinian cause has beijing's backing mahmoud abbas was told this as he paid a visit to china's new leadership a meeting in the capital president. went to offer a four point peace plan calling for an end to the guards a blockade and the restoration of palestinian rights but beijing's money could be on another horse israel's likely to get lucrative trade deals as its head benjamin netanyahu visits the asian giant as well now according to reports is also likely to lobby beijing to cool its relations with iran pulis leonor reports on the rush to
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the east. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas are currently in china they're there on a week long business trip but obviously they won't just be talking business they'll be talking politics and they'll be trying to further cooperate and intrench relations in the fields of economy trade and science and also develop political trust for some time we have witnessed how china is trying to influence the middle east and play a bigger role in this part of the world if you look at israeli chinese relations in one thousand nine hundred two the two countries began and established diplomatic relations and since then they have developed increasingly close commercial military and strategic links trade between the two countries currently stands at around ten billion dollars a year their investments in israel are at the beginning older i believe they have a number of reasons why the investor by they don't invest in this room i think this
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think also in large political terms they think israel is an important country they want to have a foothold to you. but we also. china has always supported the arab side in the conflict at least. you notice that in the last in the recent paul's they have recovered maybe a little bit more his fifty. maybe they want to get something back from the arab side what is particularly interesting when we look at the relationship between israel and china is that it seems to be coming on the back of a cooling of the relationship between israel and the united states there's no secret that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and the american president barack obama do not like each other and obviously netanyahu is going to look around and search for new partners one of whom could easily become china if you take note of how china is getting more and more powerful of how the world is
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becoming more multi-polar when it is clear that there is no room for ignoring a world power such as china if you look at the euro crisis where did countries go in terms of asking for help china if you look at the north korea crisis where did countries go they ask china for help and now netanyahu is in china at a particularly sensitive time in terms of israeli syrian relations many people are asking why he did not cancel his trip to go there and in fact what role the recent syrian israeli flare up will have in terms of the agenda that is being addressed there china has always had a firm position toward syria and it has always been on the side of negotiations never did it support the bloodshed from either side of the conflict so it will be interesting to see what comes out of if anything israeli chinese discussions over the situation in syria and i while israel holds no illusions that it can persuade
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beijing to abandon palestine's cause there's plenty of other opportunities for it that's according to professor steve dying of the director of the china policy institute at the university of north. if you can't have any if you should be terms of being able to persuade someone no one else will see that all the while it says in what the chinese would be willing to sack the suede. it's just all to watch. in china. easy in homs but. this is purely by. the whole state chinese have created over to a range. of china. and yet.
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the chinese. image that china is. no you east that china has been coached them so that it puts to needs all games. for the guantanamo bay hunger strike knowledge drives into its ninetieth day still to come here on the program we do hear from the lawyers for the inmates the problem for failing health of the prisoners and why their clients feel they have no choice but to put their very lives on the line. peddling influence a new form of tourism is lifting the veil on how industry get its way with the governments are not well greases the wheels of the business lobby in a few minutes. but for now election violence in pakistan is forcing many to give up life on the campaign trail just to survive the voting period they say being on the taliban's hit list doesn't exactly encourage
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actively pursuing votes since april eighty seven people have fallen victim to the taliban's bombings may be targeting the rallies or parties of posed to the movement the latest blast on monday killed some eighteen demonstrators. less than a week before the vote and the jeffrey ninety senior fellow at the century foundation on international affairs he believes the ballots being rigged the way before it even got started. the secular parties or the moderate aren't used to losing their traditional share of the vote their candidates have been hit hard and by many of these attacks and it is believed that it is intimidating the awami national party's candidates they're having to pull in their horns and go only to the safest places and that makes it harder to reach out to the kind of hands on very tactile contact with voters that tends to get you elected and and a place like pakistan but the most interesting thing about the attack is that it is
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directed by the pakistani taliban against one of the most vociferously pro islamised parties which might suggest the revolution is so-called eating its own young but the taliban have justified this attack me out. of the slum rally because the particular candidate had once upon a time been a lot with general musharraf who was of course by the end a bitter enemy of the taleban and pakistan arguably helped incite. the figure behind the introduction of the euro speaks out. leading the continent into disaster. for germany economic doldrums or find out the details of a. political threat to the russian ministry has halted the registration of
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opposition party the people's. complaints from the green party that it stole. those details for you right. thank you for joining us here on our. live in moscow it is day nine of the guantanamo bay hunger strike with now more than one hundred inmates refusing food in protest of the treatment at the hands of the u.s. military. being force fed a procedure that lawyers have described as plain brutal david remes who represents some seventeen guantanamo bay inmates told us of their motivation and ultimately
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what it's costing them. as you would imagine the others who are. are we. can manage but it's with. all of. between forty five pounds and sixty pounds and it's really a horrifying situation then shouldn't have to do this to get it and then the american public and they shouldn't have to do this in order to cry out for their release the commander of the joint detention group he's effectively the warden of the. prison for the detainees he has refused to talk to them until they stop their hunger strike i have to say that it's sort of a macho pose on his charges so he's just not going to flame first he could have saw all this hunger strike within three or four days if he had sat down with them and
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talked with them about their concerns and found a pragmatic solution that's what is practical that's true yet after three months he has not been willing to discuss the matter after all this raid i'm afraid that some men may dodge it because the military just isn't paying attention to what it's trying to do is break the hunger strike by any means possible however brutal. of course he's been following the strike from the very. website for you right now you can also find out just how much taxpayers are. running and also here why the scandal. is still the. news today. these are the.
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street. walking from office to office and your. idea of fun but in the capitol. explaining how businesses the government proving rather popular. reports. between politics. on the streets of berlin there's a new form of tourism grabbing attention sightseeing tours that show just how the political lobbying process works. everyone gather around the sort of big story i just want to make sure everyone can hear within a couple of kilometers we take in how an issue goes from the desk of the lobby organization to the ear of a politician and it's opening ice is there i didn't know how powerful the
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industry is it's interesting to see how they go about pushing their agenda but why are these people giving up their saturday afternoon to traipse around closed office buildings it's a topic that you don't get much information on. easily and i thought also think it's a topic that's very abstract but we managed to. make it more concrete we give a lot of concrete examples on the door and we go to where the lobbyists are and i think that's what makes it so tracked if you take the tour and you go to see where germany's auto giants make their presence felt and how they made sure the country's highways famously have no speed limits and since this is germany of course the beer industry also has a say you know. we're facing a drop off in sales so this is where they look to be allowed to lemonade tasting
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better to attract a younger crowd. people with money have more of a say in politics than the normal man in the street was what i'm seeing is that political decisions are made by the rich one of the most interesting parts of the tour is getting to see where the closed door meetings take place in highly selective private clubs these are clips. we don't know these discussions take place this tour like to see just where they happened i had no idea that there was such a place as the china club right here in the political center of the city the popularity of tours like the one we've just seen shows that more more and. germans i want to find out exactly who's pulling the strings behind some of the major decisions they get taken in parliament peter all of a. and we've got more on our just how business is a mass profits on this week's kaiser report that's coming your way at seven thirty g.m.t. . but now nick with the dreadlocks he encounters them the
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shortcomings of the martin system which is that he can only do one or two throws of the dice these bust is bankrupt he goes completely without any money if you were working at j.p. morgan you continued to do this exact same bet using the house money using our money using the the federal reserve the central bank's money in seoul they made a profit that's the cube's difference between the insiders who are raping the system and everybody else. i do stay with us for the cars report here on r t it's not that far off this morning for now though a plane that went missing almost a year ago with more than a dozen people on board has finally been found in a bog in the small firefighting aircraft came down in mysterious circumstances just eight kilometers from where it took off more on this. and you farm and now. it was a disaster that looked like it would never be solved this was the devastating thing that three men stumbled across this week in the russian urals the remains of
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a plane that had gone missing nearly a year ago with the loss of thirteen lives normally the biplane was used to put out wildfires but on the night of genius level last year it's believed the pilot took it for a fatal joyride with twelve friends and relatives while you were he was one of three papal who made the discovery and he is with us now live this plane was missing for over a year how did you find it. by the off the stalk we were approached on behalf of a group of hunters who saw a strange metallic structure out in the bogs not far from the city of sorrow of although they suspected it to be the plane they were not sure that the the location was only four kilometers away from the nearest road but the journey was very difficult and it's no easy task trekking through the tiger when we got there it was obvious that the metallic object was indeed what was left of the plate and can you describe the scene of the crash was the plane badly damaged where the bodies.
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of the somalia of the plane itself went down at a very sharp angle and became half submerged in the bog the shock of the impact stripped the plane's body of sheeting leaving behind only a skeletal air frame packed with human boners not one skeleton was intact we counted eleven skulls in various conditions some with evident burn marks others with multiple puncture wounds and why do you think the authorities were unable to find this airplane after all it crashed only eight kilometers from the airfield. deal of course for most of the year the tiger in this area is simply impossible the plane crashed in the middle of a bog and with ice still present there it allowed us to fairly well to get to the wreckage in the winter the snow is too deep and in the summer. the entire area becomes a bog when the rescue was conducted in the summer a rescue is simply couldn't reach the area and we saw the pass that they had left
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behind it turned out they had passed only about fifty meters from an area where the wreck could be seen. well a criminal investigation has been reopened into the case and will try to get to the bottom of what happened what after all was the pilot's incentive to steal a plane with friends which included a local police chief security guard and the airport's nightwatchman officials have claimed they may have been drinking and may have wanted to fly to a remote bathhouse in the region and then there are those he thinks something more sinister could have happened. into the r.v. world update now here on our friend of one of the boston marathon bombing suspects accused of lying to f.b.i. investigators has now been released on bail a nineteen year old or robel phillipos will have to wear a special electronic tracking tag and remains under curfew at his home u.s. authorities accused him and two other teenagers of trying to hinder the investigation into the bombing that killed three and injured over two hundred. a
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vicious clashes between hard line islamists and police across bangladesh last at least twenty seven dead dozens injured rioters shops on fire and blocked roads in the capital dhaka following a huge protester demanding the government enact an anti blasphemy law the police used rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the angry mob islamic groups have been repeatedly trying to change bangladesh's secular culture. a u.s. official has said north korea has removed two medium range missiles from their launch pads easing the tension that's been stoking up in the region for the past few months of drawing has been repeatedly threatening to hit south korea japan and america as regional bases this after a new washington set of sanctions was imposed on north korea by the united nations . police in the u.s. have found three women who disappeared around ten years ago in a house in the city of cleveland after
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a call from one of them who managed to escape the three are now recovering in hospital although their conditions describe. fair one is said to have had a baby three male suspects in their fifty's have been arrested in connection with the case and the girls were aged between fourteen and twenty when they mysteriously vanished they were to believed to be dead or sold into slavery. we speak your language. programs and documentaries in spanish.

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